A Somali soldier stands guard by the scene of an al Shabaab suicide attack on a military intelligence base in Mogadishu on June 21, 2015. © Mohamed Abdiwahab, AFP file picture
A suicide bomber used an explosive-laden car to smash open the gates of one of the two fortified hotels as gunmen then stormed both premises.
Mortar rounds were also fired at Mogadishu’s former main football stadium, now a key base of African Union (AU) troops, security officials said. There were no reports of casualties in that attack.
The Weheliye and Siyaad hotels are popular meeting places for the country’s lawmakers, government workers and businessmen.
According to Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security agency, responsibility for the hotel attacks has…
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